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2024 Programs & Calendar

Overview

  • We follow LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) model implemented in major sports of the U.S. and in youth cricket of Australia, England & South Africa.

  • We focus on developing natural talent for self-awareness, cricket skills, physical fitness, game temperament and team spirit.

  • 3 Broad Categories of Youth Players

    1. U9ers (indicative age 6-9 years or beginners) — Fundamental movement skills and motor skills in cricket 

    2. U11 (indicative age U11) — Learn to train

    3. U13-19 (indicative age U13, U15/17 & U19) — Train to train and compete
  • Players first become a member of the WCI Academy -- either Basic or Premium. Basic Membership is free. And, the annual fee for Premium Membership is $120.
  • After becoming a Premium member, players register for different programs: i) Group Training ii) Games.
  • Players complete separate registration and payment for these programs before attending sessions.

Annual Membership

Two Membership Options  

  1. Basic — 'Free' membership for tryout, webinars, and other exciting activities & events
  2. Premium — 'Paid' annual membership for being on the waitlist for group or 1:1 sessions, league and tournaments games. Players pay annual membership fee + additional fee for Group Coaching and Games.

Programs for Premium Members

  • Programs  
    1. Group Training, Special Clinic and 1:1s: Small group (8-10 players) or 1:1s sessions during weekdays or weekend for U9, U11, U13, U15/17
    2. Games: One game (either local or outside Austin) usually every weekend for each age group of U9, U12, U15/17
  • Focus Areas 
    1. Group Training or 1:1s (refer to 2024 Calendar for more details):  
      • Batting (grip, setup, front & back foot straight/ horizontal shots, power hitting),
      • Bowling (grip, run-up, load-up, delivery, follow-through for pace & spin bowling),
      • Fielding (ground fielding, catching and throwing) and wicket-keeping (against pace & spin bowling)
      • S&C (Strength & Conditioning) activities
    2. Games: Youth & Adult/Senior
      • AYL (Austin Youth League) games — for U9 (Fridays), U11 (Saturdays) and U13/15/17 players (Sundays) -- managed by game managers
      • ACL (American Cricket League) — for U11 and U13 (monthly games Houston, TX
      • USA Cricket Hub Games — for U11/13/15/17/19 players (Sat or Sun) in Austin; April - May 2024 followed by Zonal and National games in Jun-Aug 
      • CTCL (Central Texas Cricket League) senior league games — for U15/17/19 players (Sat or Sun)
    3. National Tournaments / State Championship in 2024
      • MLK Cup for U13, Jan 12-15, Fri-Mon by ACL in Houston
      • Austin Spring Championship for U11, 16, U18 by WCI in Austin
      • Memorial Day Tournament for U11, 13, 15 & 17 by NTCA in Dallas (May 24-27, Fri - Mon)
      • Texas Youth Premier League for U14 & 17 at PVCC, Houston (June 3-6 and June 10-13)
      • Independence Cup by DYCL in Dallas (Jul 2-5, Fri-Mon)
      • Labor Day by NTCA in Dallas (Aug 30 - Sep 2, Fri-Mon)
      • Thanksgiving by NYCT in Houston (Nov 28-30, Thu-Sun)
    4. Elite Jr. Championship (MLC Jr): for U11, 13, 15, 17 during Memorial Day, Summer Derby, Thanksgiving long-weekends
    5. Professional Tournament for Adult: Houston Premier League (HPL) April 18-21 in 2024 at PVCC, Houston

Day-to-Day Activities

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
U9 AYL - - - AYL GT OS
U11 - GT - GT - HG/AYL HG/OS
U13 GT - GT - - HG/OS HG/AYL
U15/17 GT - GT - - HG/OS/CTCL HG/AYL/CTCL

U19+

- - - - GT OS/CTCL AYL/CTCL
AYL: Austin Youth League (Youth Games)
HG: USA Cricket's Hub Games
CTCL: Central Texas Cricket League (Adult Games)
GT: Group Training
OS: Open Session (Free)

2024 Major Tournaments -- Austin Blasters Registered to Play

# MONTH AGES DOB CUT-OFF VENUE TOURNAMENTS
1) Jan U13   Houston MLK Jr Cup by ACL
2) Feb U11 & U13   Houston Texas Cup by the Matches
3) Mar U11, 16, 18   Austin Austin Spring Championship by WCI
4) May 24 - 27 U17 9/1/2006 Dallas

By NTCA

5) May 24 -27 U11, U13, U15

9/1/2012,

9/1/2010,

9/1/2008

Multiple grounds in Dallas By NTCA
6) Jun 10-13 U14 9/1/2009 PVCC (Natural Turf) Houston Texas Youth Premier League (TYPL)
7) Jun 17-20 U17 9/1/2006 PVCC (Natural Turf), Houston Texas Youth Premier League (TYPL) 
8) Jul 4-7 U11, 13, 15, 17   Dallas Independence Cup by DYCL
9) Aug U11, 13, 15, 17   Dallas Labor Day by NTCA
10) Nov U11, 13, 15, 17   Houston Thanksgiving / NYCT by HYCC

2024 Spring Season Calendar

A) Sessions (Group Training & Games) hours will adjust for 'daylight' and will follow City & County maintenance schedules for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall seasons.

B) Sessions will be scheduled for the following 4 broad age-groups of players.

1) U9 in Spring Season

  • U9 AYL (Austin Youth League) games: Fri evenings at RRCG or D-Bat

  • Group Coaching: Sat evenings at RRCG or D-Bat

2) U11 in Spring Season

  • Group Coaching and 1:1s on weekday evenings at Wilco and D-Bat

  • U11 Hub Games or AYL (Austin Youth League) games Sat or Sun evenings

  • ACL (American Cricket League)monthly games in Houston 

  • Tournaments and other games during major holidays: 
    • Elite Jr Championship for U11, 13, 15, 18 during Memorial Day Weekend (May 23-27) -- U11 in New Jersey
    • Memorial Day by NTCA in Dallas (May 26-29, Fri-Mon)
    • Ind-Cup by DYCL in Dallas (Jul 1-4, Sat-Tue)
    • Labor Day by NTCA in Dallas (Sep 1-4, Fri-Mon)
    • Thanksgiving by NYCT in Houston (Nov 23-26, Thu-Sun)
    • MLC Jr during Memorial Day and Thanksgiving

3) U13/15/17 in Spring Season (Mar 27 - May 19)

  • Group Coaching and 1:1s on weekday (Mon & Wed) evenings at Wilco and D-Bat
    • SPRING SEASON of 15 Group Sessions on Mon & Wed -- Mar: 27; Apr: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29; May: 1, 6, 8, 13, 15)
  • U15 AYL (Austin Youth League) games Sun evenings at RRCG
  • ACL (American Cricket League) monthly games in Houston 
  • Tournaments and other games during major holidays 
    • Elite Jr Championship for U11, 13, 15, 18 during Memorial Day Weekend (May 23-27) -- U13 in Morrisville, U15 in Atlanta, U18 in Houston
    • Memorial Day by NTCA in Dallas (May 24-27, Fri - Mon)
    • Texas Youth Premier League (TYPL) in Houston: U14 on June 10-13, Mon-Thu); U18 on June 17-20 (Mon-Thu)
    • Ind-Cup by DYCL in Dallas (Jul 1-4, Sat-Tue)
    • Labor Day by NTCA in Dallas (Sep 1-4, Fri-Mon)
    • Thanksgiving by NYCT in Houston (Nov 23-26, Thu-Sun)

4) U19+ in Spring season

  • Group Coaching or 1:1s on weekday evenings at Wilco
  • U19 AYL (Austin Youth League) games at RRCG on Sunday evenings
  • CTCL (Central Texas Cricket League) on either Sat or Sun
  • Tournaments and other games during holidays 
    • Memorial Day by NTCA in Dallas (May 26-29, Fri - Mon)
    • Texas Youth Premier League (TYPL) in Houston (June 12-16, Mon-Fri)
    • Ind-Cup by DYCL in Dallas (Jul 1-4, Sat-Tue)
    • Labor Day by NTCA in Dallas (Sep 1-4, Fri-Mon)
    • Thanksgiving by NYCT in Houston (Nov 23-26, Thu-Sun)

2024 Summer Season Schedule


2024 Spring Season Fee Structure

# ITEMS BASIC PREMIUM
MEMBERSHIP FEE FREE $120, additional fee for coaching/games as below
1) Webinar w/ international players and coaches x x
2) Special events e.g. Cricket Festival x x
3) Cricket Newsletter w/ WCI, USA Cricket and other updates x x
4) One tryout session x x
5.1) Group coaching session for U9 (soft/synthetic ball) NA $25/player for one 120-min session
5.2) Group (8-10 players) coaching session U11/U13/15/17/19 NA $25/player for one 120-min session
6) 1:1 Coaching session NA $60 (outdoor) $80 (indoor) for one 60-min session
7) 1:1 Special Clinic session NA $150 for one 60-min session
8) Youth League: U9 AYL (Cubs Div) NA $25/game for the Spring season
9) Youth League: U11 & U13 AYL (Junior Div) NA $25/game for the Spring season
10) Youth League: U15/17/19 AYL (Master Div) NA $25/game for the Spring season
11) Adult League: CTCL NA $25/game for the Spring season
12) State/National Tournaments in or outside Austin NA $150-200/tourney for reg + coach fee (excl. stay & food)
14) Spring Break Camp NA $60 for 5 hour session/ day

Notes: Please read carefully

A) Balls, stumps, drill equipment will be provided by WCI.

B) Players need to bring their own bat & protective gears and wear academy/sports jersey & sports shoes

C) Ensure timely payment and registration for planning purposes failing which we will not be able to accommodate the player.

D) Annual membership fee of $120 is non-refundable

E) Sessions will be conducted on Round Rock Cricket Ground (RRCG) or Williamson County (Wilco) ground; so they will follow City & County maintenance schedule for field availability.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1) HOW DO I START?

Please thoroughly read the details of programs offered by WCI Academy.

First, register for 'Free' Basic Membership to attend a tryout session. And, then make the decision to become a 'Premium Member' of the academy.

After becoming a 'Premium' member, the player can start attending regular Group Training and Games.

Please note, separate registrations and payments are required for 'Premium Membership' and 'Group Training & Games.'

 

Q2) WHERE DO I REGISTER?

You should visit registration page directly to complete your registration for membership or programs.

Alternatively, WCI can provide you a registration link. Please request for the link via email at contact@wcicricket.com or WhatsApp on 512-200-3012.  (We respond to email or WhatsApp on the same day.) 

 
Q3) HOW DO I REGIESTER TO BECOME A MEMBER?

After you reach the registration page, you click the relevant link to fill the registration form. #1.1) for Free Membership and #1.2) for Premium Membership.

Please note that "no" payment is required for "Free Basic Membership." For the 12-month "Premium Membership," you pay $120.

Please note, if you're already aware of the benefits, you can straightaway register for 'Premium Membership' and start attending 'Group Training and Games.' 

Please note, separate registrations and payments are required for Group Training and Games.

 
Q4) DO I NEED TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO REGISTER?

Yes. An account on our digital platform (by SportsEngine) will allow you to take advantage of tools (including an app) for schedule, RSVPs, messaging, viewing past registrations/ orders, etc.

 
Q5) WHO DO I NEED TO CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS?

Email us at contact@WCICricket.com your questions regarding the registration, payments, scheduling, group coaching and games, etc.

 
Q6) CAN I REGISTER MORE THAN ONE PERSON?

Yes, but not at the same time. After you register one player, the Review page of the registration gives you the option to "Register Another Person." Choosing this option brings you back to the "Welcome" page of the registration to start the process over again for the second, or more, registrant.

 
Q7) WHAT DO I NEED TO DO AFTER TRYOUT?

Understand schedule and fees with the Coach or Ops Mgr. And then, revisit the registration page to become a Premium Member and to register for Group Coaching and Games.

 
Q8) HOW MUCH IS THE FEE FOR PREMIUM MEMBERSHP?

For you, $120 for next 12-months or 1-year from the date of purchase of Premium Membership.

 
Q9) WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO PAY FOR? HOW MUCH ARE THE FEES FOR GROUP COACHING AND GAMES?

After becoming a Premium Member, you complete registrations for Group Training and Games.

There are additional fees for these activities (e.g., for U12, $25/session for Group Training and $20/game for games).

To make things easier through subscription, you pay for "full season" (e.g. winter or fall or spring or summer) with a monthly payment plan. 

 
Q10) IS THERE ARE CALENDAR OF DAILY/ WEEKLY AND MONTHLY ACTIVITIES?

Yes, there is a calendar of events by age-group. You will find the details on the Calendar page. 

 
Q11) IS THERE A CALENDAR OF MAJOR TOURNAMENTS FOR WHICH I NEED TO TRAVEL OUT OF AUSTIN?

Yes, there is a calendar of major tournaments outside Austin that we participate in. You will find the details on the Calendar or Program page.

 

Q12) ARE THERE 1:1 SESSIONS OR SPECIAL CLINIC LIKE SPIN BOWLING? 

Yes, we conduct focused 1:1 or special clinics from time to time. Recently, MLC player and U19 World-Cup winner Unmukt Chand conducted Batting Clinic and Harmeet Singh did Spin Bowling Clinic in Austin. 

In the past, Saurabh Netravalkar (USA Captain, MLC & Mumbai Ranji Trophy player) on Pace Bowling. 


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